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Gantos, Jack

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Works: 129 works in 608 publications in 11 languages and 61,285 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Biography  Children's audiobooks  History  Young adult works  Historical fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Humorous fiction  Fictional autobiographies 
Roles: Author, Narrator
Classifications: PS3557.A5197, FIC
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Joey Pigza loses control by Jack Gantos( Book )
36 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 4,371 libraries worldwide
Joey, who is still taking medication to keep him from getting too wired, goes to spend the summer with the hard-drinking father he has never known and tries to help the baseball team he coaches win the championship. -- Sequel to: Joey Pigza swallowed the key
Joey Pigza swallowed the key by Jack Gantos( Book )
38 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 3,892 libraries worldwide
To the constant disappointment of his mother and his teachers, Joey has trouble paying attention or controlling his mood swings when his prescription medications wear off and he starts getting worked up and acting wired
Dead end in Norvelt by Jack Gantos( Book )
18 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 3,819 libraries worldwide
In the historic town of Norvelt, Pennsylvania, twelve-year-old Jack Gantos spends the summer of 1962 grounded for various offenses until he is assigned to help an elderly neighbor with a most unusual chore involving the newly dead, molten wax, twisted promises, Girl Scout cookies, underage driving, lessons from history, typewriting, and countless bloody noses
Rotten Ralph by Jack Gantos( Book )
28 editions published between 1976 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 3,633 libraries worldwide
Ralph, a very, very, nasty cat, finally sees the error of his ways--or does he?
What would Joey do? by Jack Gantos( Book )
16 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,658 libraries worldwide
Joey tries to keep his life from degenerating into total chaos when his mother sends him to be home-schooled with a hostile blind girl, his divorced parents cannot stop fighting, and his grandmother is dying of emphysema
Rotten Ralph's trick or treat! by Jack Gantos( Book )
8 editions published between 1986 and 2004 in English and held by 2,019 libraries worldwide
Sarah's rotten cat Ralph goes to a Halloween costume party dressed as her and creates horrible mischief under the protection of his disguise. Accompanying cassette includes music and sound effects, with page-turn signals on one side
I am not Joey Pigza by Jack Gantos( Book )
10 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 1,878 libraries worldwide
Joey's father returns, calling himself Charles Heinz and apologizing for his past bad behavior, and he swears that once Joey and his mother change their names and help him fix up the old diner he has bought, their lives will change for the better
From Norvelt to nowhere by Jack Gantos( Book )
8 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 1,516 libraries worldwide
After an explosion, a new crime by an old murderer, and the sad passing of the founder of Norvelt, Pennsylvania, twelve-year-old Jack accompanies his slightly mental elderly mentor, Miss Volker, on a cross-country run as she pursues the oddest of outlaws
Rotten Ralph helps out by Jack Gantos( Sound Recording )
10 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in English and held by 1,500 libraries worldwide
Sarah's cat Rotten Ralph tries to help her create a school project based on ancient Egypt, but he is more of a hindrance than a help
Joey Pigza swallowed the key by Jack Gantos( Sound Recording )
28 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 1,390 libraries worldwide
To the constant disappointment of his mother and his teachers, Joey has trouble paying attention or controlling his mood swings when his prescription meds wear off and he starts getting worked up and acting wired
Heads or tails : stories from the sixth grade by Jack Gantos( Book )
12 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and Czech and held by 1,299 libraries worldwide
Jack's diary helps him deal with his problems which include dog-eating alligators, a terror for an older sister, a younger brother who keeps breaking parts of himself, and next-door neighbors who are really weird
The key that swallowed Joey Pigza by Jack Gantos( Book )
8 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,288 libraries worldwide
"Everything goes topsy-turvy for Joey as he becomes the man of the house, looking after his new baby brother, taking care of his troubled mother, and seeking out his missing father"--
Joey Pigza loses control by Jack Gantos( Sound Recording )
20 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 1,228 libraries worldwide
Joey, who is still taking medication to keep him from getting too wired, goes to spend the summer with the hard-drinking father he has never known and tries to help the baseball team he coaches win the championship
Jack on the tracks : four seasons of fifth grade by Jack Gantos( Book )
10 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 1,181 libraries worldwide
After moving with his unbearable sister to Miami, Florida, Jack tries to break some of his bad habits but finds himself irresistibly drawn to things disgusting, gross, and weird
Jack Adrift : fourth grade without a clue by Jack Gantos( Book )
9 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 1,177 libraries worldwide
When his father rejoins the Navy and moves the family to Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, ten-year-old Jack becomes confused by a crush on his teacher, contradictory advice from his parents, and a very strange neighbor
Back to school for Rotten Ralph by Jack Gantos( Book )
7 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 1,170 libraries worldwide
Afraid of being left alone, Rotten Ralph, the nasty red cat, follows Sarah to school and tries to prevent her from making new friends
Rotten Ralph's rotten Christmas by Jack Gantos( Book )
3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 1,163 libraries worldwide
Rotten Ralph, the cat, is not at all nice to the Christmas visitor
Rotten Ralph feels rotten by Jack Gantos( Sound Recording )
8 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 1,139 libraries worldwide
Rotten Ralph comes to appreciate Sarah's healthy cat food after he gets sick from eating out of trash cans
Rotten Ralph's rotten romance by Jack Gantos( Book )
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 1,090 libraries worldwide
It is Valentine's Day and Rotten Ralph, a very, very nasty cat, is up to his rotten tricks
Hole in my life by Jack Gantos( Sound Recording )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 164 libraries worldwide
The author relates how, as a young adult, he became a drug user and smuggler, was arrested, did time in prison, and eventually got out and went to college, all the while hoping to become a writer
 
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Alternative Names
Gantos, John B.
Gantos, John B. 1951-
Gantos, John Bryan 1951-
Gyantosu, Jakku 1951-
Jack Gantos American children's author
Jack Gantos Amerikaans schrijver
ガントス, ジャック
ギャントス, ジャック
Languages
English (287)
Japanese (7)
Chinese (5)
Spanish (4)
Catalan (3)
Czech (3)
Korean (2)
German (1)
French (1)
Portuguese (1)
Persian (1)
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